|2nd and 3rd Grade Gifted and Talented Students|
|The 2nd and 3rd grade
Gifted and Talented students, with the help of Junior Achievement and
Sherrie Anderson from Valley National Bank, are studying all the different
components that make up a City. In this photo the students have learned
about the job of a City Planner and how cities are designed in zones..Each
student was asked to create a business and put it in the proper zone..In
the next lesson we will be learning about how people make money to spend
on goods and services.
-- LeAnn Crabaugh -- 2/16/2017
|Shiever-Sherwood Engagement Announced|
|Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shiever of Claremore, OK are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Dawn to Mr. Tyler Sherwood. The bride-to-be is a 2014 alumni of Collinsville High School. Sarah will graduate in May from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Secondary Math Education. She will begin her career at a Middle School in Texas. The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sherwood of Collinsville, OK. Tyler, a 2013 alumni of Collinsville High School, graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in December 2016. Tyler is employed with the Shakiba Group in Webster, TX. The couple plan a May 6, 2017 wedding at the OKWU Chapel in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.|
|Collinsville Wrestling Coach Contenting For National Honors|
Coach Weston Harding is the Region 5 (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas,
Arkansas, Missouri, Mississipi and Louisiana) Wrestling Coach of the
Year. He will be contending for national coach honors at the National
High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) clinic and banquet in
East Peoria, Illinois on June 21, 2017. He is joined by six other Oklahoma
coaches with Region 5 honors: Mallory Kusik (Kingfisher - Asst. Girls
Coach); Brett Sanders (Newcastle - Girls Basketball); Janet Chartney (Edmond
Memorial - Softball); Rhonda Willis (Verdigris - Special Sports - Cheer);
Kurt Goebel (Stillwater - Swimming & Diving); and Leroy Cantrell (Mount
St. Mary - Tennis).
-- According to the January 2017 issue of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Magazine -- (2/10/2017)
Lamb Breaks with Fallin on Tax Proposal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
-- Feb. 16, 2017
Says proposal will adversely harm Oklahomas small businesses and families
Oklahoma City- Lt. Governor Todd Lamb today announced his resignation from Governor Fallins cabinet, where Lamb has served as the states Small Business Advocate, one of many roles the Lt. Governor fills. This resignation does not affect Lambs role as Lt. Governor.
In Oklahoma, the Governor and Lt. Governor are separately elected positions. While both are Republicans, at this time Lieutenant Governor Lamb believes it is best for him to vacate the cabinet position, stated Lambs Chief of Staff, Keith Beall. His decision to resign was made after yesterdays cabinet meeting in which Governor Fallin maintained her support for taxing 164 services affecting every Oklahoma small business and family, Beall concluded.
Lt. Governor Lamb made the following statement
Governor Fallin deserves to have someone in her cabinet who can be a strong advocate for her agenda, and that is something I am unwilling to do. While I respect the determination with which Governor Fallin met her obligation to present a balanced budget to the legislature, I cannot support her proposed tax increases. This proposal will adversely harm Oklahomas small businesses and families, especially those in our service industry. While Governor Fallin and I have disagreed on issues from time-to-time, our differences on this important topic are so significant they preclude me from continuing to serve on her cabinet.
|Ted Wright Mini-Editorial: I normally try to avoid obvious politics on this site ... but I am hopefull the Oklahoma Legislature can come up with a better solution to our state's long time budget crisis than what the Governor has proposed (addng a new tax on service providers while trying to get rid of corporate income taxes and offering up grocery tax relief as a smoke screen). Glad to see the Lt. Governor (and Senator Dossett) aren't falling for this plan.|